Today In NASCAR History



1983: Darrell Waltrip completes a late-race pass of Bobby Allison to cap a dominant day at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, winning the Virginia National Bank 500. Waltrip, who led 296 of the 500 laps, held off runner-up Harry Gant by .8 seconds at the end. Allison held on for third place, just ahead of Joe Ruttman and pole-starter Ricky Rudd.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.